Welcome to Witney Community Primary School & Nursery
Caring, Learning and Succeeding Together
Welcome to Witney Community Primary School
Witney Community Primary school dates back to 1938 and is housed in an interesting building in Witney. There are 3 classrooms for the Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage children and 4 classrooms for Key Stage 2 pupils. Our annual intake of pupils into school is thirty per year, with a total in the main school of approximately 205 children.
The Foundation Stage class has 30 full-time places and has its own separate play area and toilets. We also have an art room, library, music room and ICT room in school and each classroom has further internet linked computers and the use of a laptop trolley.
We provide a secure and happy environment where the work is varied and challenging and every child and adult is valued. We set the children and ourselves high standards to enable every child to develop his or her potential to the full and become confident and passionate learners. We aim to develop the whole child.
All parents and carers are very welcome in school and we see home and school working together as very important for your child.
Our website will give you a flavour of our school's aims, the activities that the children are involved in, the achievements that we have gained and the wealth of memorable experiences that the children encounter.
We hope you find the information you want whilst looking through the site but please do contact us if you have any further questions and you are very welcome to come and have a look around anytime.
Jill Meyer (Headteacher)
WCPS Remote Learning Policy & Plan
Last day of term - normal finish time
Back to School
A new website for parents and professionals - reliable advice on young people’s mental health problems.
A new website for parents and professionals - www.happymaps.co.uk/
reliable advice on young people’s mental health problems.
HappyMaps website is a single hub of up-to-date and professional advice on mental health problems in children and young people. It covers many common problems including anxiety, self-harm, tics, gender dysphoria, ADHD, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and much more. It also has a pre-school section for issues such as sleep, behaviour and fussy eating.
The website has had over 63,000 users to date, with positive feedback from parents, teachers, doctors and others working with young people. We have recently added new pages such as “Best Apps for Mental Health” and “Mental Health during Covid”.
Although the website is aimed at parents, we have recently also created a “Self-help page for Young People”, and a “Professionals” section with resources for teachers.
HappyMaps is a charity and received funding through The National Lottery Community Fund in January 2021. This will see the website expand further and be adapted in response to parent feedback - we are particularly keen to reach parents from all communities.
The Youth Sport Trust have taken the step to deliver a free virtual after school club as part of a national response to the second lockdown. The 30-minute club will take place at 5pm each weekday and be led by a different member of the YST’s athlete mentor network, starting on Thursday 12 November with world no.1 female inline skater and 10-time British Champion Jenna Downing. The After School Sport Club will then run for five weeks until December 18 and children and young people can take part live by visiting our YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/YouthSportTrust
Aimed mainly at primary-aged children, a different theme has been assigned for each day of the club - Adventure Monday, Tuesday Play, Wild Wednesday, Thinking Thursday and Fun Friday. The YST hope that this will provide support, capacity and inspiration to sit alongside the other great work and offers that are available for schools and children and young people to engage in.
Tips for talking to children about coronavirus
Children, please use this link if you need to in the current situation
Learning about online safety at home (ThinkUKnow)
ThinkUKnow have created a page to support parents and young people online. The site includes home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities support children's understanding of online safety at a time.
There is also parent support information for primary and secondary age groups.
The resources can be found here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets
Be SMART: Online Safety Video Lessons for 6 - 9 year olds (Childnet)
Childnet have released six new easy-to-follow videos for parents and children to work through together. The 10 - 15 minute videos offer simple, clear online safety advice using fun activities, games and discussion. There are optional follow-up activities to extend children's learning.
The videos can be found here: https://www.childnet.com/resources/video-lessons
WCPS is a Reading School!
The Oxford Owl website helps children with their reading. Free eBooks, storytelling videos and fun ideas to help children of all abilities with their reading. Lots for children to do and share.
Click here find out more about what is happening in Witney Library
WCPS is part of the River Learning Trust
Online Safety: Protecting your child
Young Minds Mental Health Support
Need some advice about your child’s behaviour or emotions?
Contact YoungMinds’ Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544